The Historic Belmont Firehouse
900 SE 35th Ave. | SE PORTLAND | 503-823-3615
Slide down the fire pole. Explore firehouse features remaining from the horse-drawn era. Then step into a modern day fire engine and respond to an emergency in SE Portland aboard "The Fire Engine Experience". Open 2nd Sat 10 - 3 or by appointment.
Kidd's Toy Museum
1301 SE Grand Ave. | SE PORTLAND | 503-233-7807
F.E. Kidd has gathered one of the largest private toy collections in the nation - a plethora of mechanical toy banks, dolls, and toy cars dating mostly from the 1860s to 1930s. Be careful not to miss it, the building is not well marked. Mon - Fri Noon - 6 pm, or by appointment, Free
Wells Fargo History Museum
1300 SW Fifth Ave. Wells Fargo Lobby | SW PORTLAND | 503-886-1102
See a stunning restored Concord Stagecoach, learn the history of banking and the express service from the days of the Gold Rush and send a Morse code message. Bonus: Find a miniature model of the Portlandia statue. Mon - Fri , 9 am - 6 pm, Free
Portland Police Museum
1111 SW 2nd Ave., 16th Floor | SW PORTLAND | 503-823-0019
Up on the 16th floor of the Justice Center, you'll find Portland's first traffic Light, and a original talking MacGruff (the Crime Dog). If your friends or family are driving you crazy, lock them up in the jail cell. Free guided tours. Tue - Fri 10 - 3 pm, Free. Donations accepted.
Stark's Vacuum Museum
107 NE Grand Ave | NE PORTLAND | 503-232-4101
A collection of old vacuums from the 1880s to 1960s, Many of which suck - as in don't or never worked so good. A fun excuse to learn the history of this common household machine. Mon - Fri 8 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 - 5pm, Free.